Four patch quilt blocks are constructed of four quadrants. Single patches or several pieced patches can be used in each quadrant of a quilt block. Each quadrant will be one quarter of the quilt block.

Four patch quilt blocks can be in any category of difficulty from easy to intermediate or challenging. The difference in the difficulty is based on the number of pieces that make up each quadrant.

Depression Block

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Depression quilt block was likely created during the time known as the 'Great Depression' in the 20th century. Therefore, it seems likely that this block was made using the quilter's scrap fabric stash. So, the sample block is made in that fashion, using a variety of both lights and dark fabrics.

This is an easy four patch quilt block to make since the only patch used is the half square triangle. Once you master making those, it is simply a matter of the arrangement of the patches to create the block.

All sorts of different quilts can be designed using this one quilt block. By laying the blocks in a straight set or on point, the creativity is endless.